NFL preseason underway: Dates, times and television schedule

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Aug. 7, 2013 at 3:51 PM   |   0 comments

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Aug. 7 (UPI) -- For many sports fans, football season can't come soon enough.

Fortunately, the start of the NFL regular schedule is just a month away, kicking off September 5th when the Superbowl champion Baltimore Ravens tackle the Broncos in Denver.

While most starters won't play the bulk of the preseason, four weeks of football are already underway. The preseason kicked off Sunday with the Dallas Cowboys 24-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins in the Hall of Fame game.

Week 1 proper starts Thursday with the Cincinnati Bengals taking on the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks paying a visit to the San Diego Chargers.

The following is the full schedule for the four weeks of the preseason, including television coverage (all times Eastern).

Week One
Aug. 8 -- 7:30 p.m. -- Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Aug. 8 -- 8 p.m. -- Cincinnati Bengals vs. Atlanta Falcons -- ESPN
Aug. 8 -- 8 p.m. -- Washington Redskins vs. Tennessee Titans
Aug. 8 -- 8 p.m. -- St. Louis Rams vs. Clevelands Browns
Aug. 8 -- 9 p.m. -- Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers
Aug. 8 -- 10 p.m. -- Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers -- NFL Network

Aug. 9 -- 7:30 p.m. -- New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles -- NFL Network
Aug. 9 -- 7:30 p.m. -- New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions
Aug. 9 -- 7:30 p.m. -- Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Aug. 9 -- 8 p.m. -- Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers
Aug. 9 -- 8 p.m. -- Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers
Aug. 9 -- 8 p.m. -- Kansas City Chiefs vs. New Orleans Saints
Aug. 9 -- 10 p.m. -- Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland Raiders -- NFL Network

Aug. 10 -- 7:30 p.m. -- New York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers -- NFL Network
Aug. 11 -- 1:30 p.m. -- Buffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts -- NFL Network

Week Two
Aug. 15 -- 7:30 p.m. -- Detroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns
Aug. 15 -- 7:30 p.m. -- Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore Ravens
Aug. 15 -- 7:30 p.m. -- Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Aug. 15 -- 8 p.m. -- San Diego Chargers vs. Chicago Bears -- ESPN

Aug. 16 -- 7 p.m. -- Minnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills
Aug. 16 -- 8 p.m. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New England Patriots -- FOX
Aug. 16 -- 8 p.m. -- Oakland Raiders vs. New Orleans Saints
Aug. 16 -- 8 p.m. -- San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Aug. 17 -- 4:30 p.m. -- Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals -- NFL Network
Aug. 17 -- 7 p.m. -- Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Aug. 17 -- 7:30 p.m. -- Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Jets -- NFL Network
Aug. 17 -- 8 p.m. -- Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans
Aug. 17 -- 8 p.m. -- Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams
Aug. 17 -- 10 p.m. -- Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks -- NFL Network

Aug. 18 -- 7 p.m. -- Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Giants -- FOX
Aug. 19 -- 8 p.m. -- Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Washington Redskins -- ESPN

Week Three
Aug. 22 -- 7:30 p.m. -- New England Patriots vs. Detroit Lions
Aug. 22 -- 8 p.m. -- Carolina Panthers vs. Baltimore Ravens -- ESPN

Aug. 23 -- 8 p.m. -- Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers -- CBS
Aug. 23 -- 10 p.m. -- Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders -- NFL Network

Aug. 24 -- 4:30 p.m. -- Buffalo Bills vs. Washington Redskins -- NFL Network
Aug. 24 -- 7 p.m. -- New York Jets vs. New York Giants
Aug. 24 -- 7 p.m. -- Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts
Aug. 24 -- 7:30 p.m. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins
Aug. 24 -- 7:30 p.m. -- Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Aug. 24 -- 7:30 p.m. -- Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Aug. 24 -- 8 p.m. -- Atlanta Falcons vs. Tennessee Titans
Aug. 24 -- 8 p.m. -- St. Louis Rams vs. Denver Broncos -- CBS
Aug. 24 -- 8 p.m. -- Cincinnati Bengals vs. Dallas Cowboys
Aug. 24 -- 10 p.m. -- San Diego Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals -- NFL Network

Aug. 25 -- 4 p.m. -- New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans -- FOX
Aug. 25 -- 8 p.m. -- Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers -- NBC

Week Four
Aug. 29 -- 7 p.m. -- Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets
Aug. 29 -- 7 p.m. -- Indianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Aug. 29 -- 7 p.m. -- Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills
Aug. 29 -- 7:30 p.m. -- Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Atlanta Falcons
Aug. 29 -- 7:30 p.m. -- Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers
Aug. 29 -- 7:30 p.m. -- Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Aug. 29 -- 7:30 p.m. -- New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins
Aug. 29 -- 7:30 p.m. -- New York Giants vs. New England Patriots -- NFL Network
Aug. 29 -- 8 p.m. -- Tennessee Titans vs. Minnesota Vikings
Aug. 29 -- 8 p.m. -- Baltimore Ravens vs. St. Louis Rams
Aug. 29 -- 8 p.m. -- Cleveland Browns vs. Chicago Bears
Aug. 29 -- 8 p.m. -- Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Aug. 29 -- 8 p.m. -- Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys
Aug. 29 -- 9 p.m. -- Arizona Cardinals vs. Denver Broncos
Aug. 29 -- 10 p.m. -- San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers -- NFL Network
Aug. 29 -- 10 p.m. -- Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks

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